What is Fast Tag coverage?
Fast Tag coverage is the percentage of continental U.S. buyers who see guaranteed delivery dates on your marketplace listings if you opt into any of Deliverr's Fast Tag Programs, such as Walmart 2-Day, Shopify 2-Day, Google 2-Day, etc.
You can view the Fast Tag coverage of a SKU by visiting that SKU's Detail page from the Inventory Details page in your Deliverr account. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and view the Fast Tag Coverage Map to see Fast Tag coverage by program.
How is Fast Tag coverage impacted by how I pack my forwarding shipment?
Deliverr's forwarding program allows you to pack a single shipment and send it to a Deliverr crossdock. The crossdock processes the boxes in the shipment and forwards them to fulfillment centers in the Deliverr fulfillment network.
In processing, the crossdock chooses where to send boxes based on the goal of maximizing Fast Tag coverage for SKUs in that shipment.
If we recognize the opportunity for improved coverage, we may audit case contents for accuracy and, if needed, redistribute into more boxes. Note, this is not guaranteed and it is recommended to follow the guidance below when packing your products for best results.
TIP: We recommend every SKU should be in at least 4 boxes to maximize Fast Tag coverage for that SKU.
WARNING: If a SKU is sent in only one box, it will severely limit the Fast Tag coverage for that SKU.
If fewer boxes are used for a SKU, then fewer fulfillment centers will receive the SKU and fast coverage will be limited.
As such, when considering how you want to pack your shipment to Deliverr, consider that while it might be easier for you to put all SKUs and units in as few boxes as possible, that might result in reduced Fast Tag coverage for your SKUs. Here are a couple examples to demonstrate this tradeoff:
Example 1: Less Fast Tag coverage
Seller Sam created a forwarding shipping plan for 2 SKUs and 100 units (50 per SKU). Sam packed all of his SKUs and units into 1 box and sent that box to a Deliverr crossdock. Since there is only 1 box to forward, the 2 SKUs and 100 units will only be 1 fulfillment center. Having SKUs and units only in 1 fulfillment center results in less Fast Tag coverage.
Example 2: More Fast Tag coverage
Seller Sally created a forwarding shipping plan for 2 SKUs and 100 units (50 per SKU). Unlike Sam, Sally packed her SKUs and units into 5 boxes. Each box contains 2 SKUs and 20 units. Since there are 5 boxes, the crossdock is able to forward to more fulfillment centers than in Sam's case (example 1), which results in more Fast Tag coverage for Sally.